While Obama awaits for the Congress authorisation for airstrikes against Syria,
Israelis line up for gas masks, preparing for possible Syria's chemical atack against Israel. Meanwhile Syrian opposition groups are requesting gas masks from the US and allies to protect themselves from any future chemical attacks by the al-Assad forces.
Let's show how gas masks can be used as protection or as a fashion statement - put gas masks on anyone or anything. Some examples are - put gas masks on celebrities and politicians, animals, include gas masks in movies and paintings, etc.
Photoshop this gas mask image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: putting this gas mask on people, animals, or objects, redesigning the gas mask, putting the gas mask into some unusual environment, using this gas mask image in advertisements, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
You have 4 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to Kriss Szkurlatowski and
Stock Exchange for providing the source photo.
The history of the gas mask spans for two centuries. Since then, the gas mask design has gone through many changes and gas masks have been used in military as well as civil cases when working with toxic, smoky, or dusty environments.
Gas mask costumes are very popular on Halloween too.
Photoshop gas masks any way you wish. Some examples are: design special versions of gas masks (e.g. glamor gas masks for female celebrities, gas masks for rockers, for hockey players, etc.), put gas masks on celebrities and politicians or animals, include gas masks in movies and paintings, etc.
[ At most gas stations across the US, gas prices dropped the lowest since March. Gas prices followed the oil prices which dropped below $66 a barrel on Monday. Exxon Mobil, Shell, Texaco and other "gasoline" companies voiced their concern about declines of their profits and their stock prices. ]
I have designed a perfect strategy for Exxon Mobil bosses. How about when the gas goes up to $4 you pretend it's just a normal market trend, and when the gas prices drop to $2.65 you start whining like you lost your lollipops? It looks like I am a little late though, because that's exactly how Exxon Mobil strategists advised their bosses to act. Exxon Mobil made over 13 billion (with B) last quarter, and was this close to changing its name to 'Bend Over, America'. But now they are acting like if gas prices drop further we'll soon see street bums with signs
"Former Exxon CEO. Need money for hooker and gas".
In this contest you are asked to predict whether the gas prices will continue dropping or will rise again, and show how gas stations will adjust their services accordingly. If gasoline prices hit zero, will gas stations offer free gas? If they skyrocket, will gas pumps be changed for more precise devices? You are free to show pretty much any changes you envision, as long as they are directly connected to gas stations. (E.g. chopping a horse pulling a car as alternative means of transportation is not an acceptable entry in this contest, as it is not directly related to gas stations).